In August 1979, my much-loved great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten
, was killed alongside his young grandson and my godson, Nicholas, and his friend, Paul Maxwell, and Nicholas' grandmother, the Dowager Lady Brabourne.
, who enjoyed summer holidays for decades at nearby Classiebawn Castle, was blown up on board the pleasure boat Shadow V after he set out from the harbour along the Atlantic coast to pick lobster pots and fish.
was admiral of the fleet in the Second World War and the last viceroy of India.
A day after shaking hands with Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, it was another symbolic moment as Charles gazed across the harbour to the spot where Louis Mountbatten
died in 1979.
A day after his historic handshake with republican Gerry Adams, he said: "At the time I could not imagine how we would come to terms with the anguish of such a deep loss since, for me, Lord Mountbatten
represented the grandfather I never had.
, the 79-year-old cousin of the Queen, was targeted by the IRA as he set off with family and a local teenager to gather lobster pots and fish for shrimp off Mullaghmore, Co Sligo.
King George said that the Princes would find themselves in a dangerous vacuum and urged Mountbatten
to persuade them to accept the inevitability of the transfer of power and come to some arrangement with the new dispensation beyond their frontiers.
, 79, died with grandson Nicholas, 14, and two others when the IRA hid a bomb on his fishing boat.
Coun Nancy Maxwell, who helped the society to secure the former Mountbatten
Medical Centre as a venue, said: "This is a wonderful exhibition showcasing the rich history of the town.
he main scope of the project involves widening stretches of Kallang Road, Sims Avenue, Geylang Road, Sims Way, Mountbatten
Road, Fort Road and Nicoll Highway by one lane.
SMART TURNOUT: Vice Admiral Lord Mountbatten
inspecting the guard of honour of 50 merchant seamen, led by Chief Officer H Defty, of Brocklebank Line, and Capt J Clarke, of Moss Hutchison Line, on his visit with Lady Mountbatten
to Liverpool's Gordon Smith Institute for Seamen (of which he was patron) for its 130th annual meeting, May 3, 1951.
My favourites are Mountbatten
(bright yellow), Iceberg (white) and Royal William (deep red).